West Ham in the Community
West Ham United’s commitment to promoting diversity and equality across the Club and in our wider community has been formally recognised by the Premier League.
West Ham United has become an accredited London Living Wage payer at a ceremony at London Stadium. The Hammers become just the third Premier League club to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, after Chelsea and Everton.
For West Ham United’s Foundation, delivering projects that help tackle some of the key health challenges in Newham is a central pillar of their work.
Taking its name from the recommended amount of 150 minutes of exercise people should take per week, the 150Club Newham Community Prescription programme works to tackle high rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Newham by helping people to stay healthy.
West Ham United supported the Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign at the Premier League fixture with Leicester City at London Stadium.
The Hammers were the first of the 92 Premier League and EFL clubs to support the week-long initiative, which campaign to make football everyone’s game, with national teams, leading clubs, professional players, fans and grassroots players from across football showing their support for LGBT people in sport.
West Ham United’s award-winning Foundation has seen another fantastic year of work and success in the community during the 2017/18 season – with unprecented growth in output and thousands of lives changed.
With over 35 programmes across Community, Learning and Football Development in east London and Essex, the Foundation had another bumper season of activity – and are widely seen as one of the leading community programmes in the Premier League.
West Ham stars gave local families an afternoon to remember with a surprise visit to a community theatre.
Chicharito, Winston Reid, Declan Rice and Sam Byram were special guests at Full Hearts Full Tummies, an annual event where parents and children are invited to watch a Christmas play and enjoy a festive meal.
“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit, when there are footprints on the moon.”
That famous quote was a favourite of the late West Ham United striker Dylan Tombides, who lost his battle with testicular cancer four years ago this month.
West Ham United’s first team players took a break from their busy festive schedule to spread the Christmas cheer this week.
Michail Antonio, Arthur Masuaku, Diafra Sakho, Toni Martinez and Sam Byram visited the children’s Rainbow Centre at Newham University Hospital to meet youngsters and hand over claret and blue gifts, while manager David Moyes and his players got into the festive spirit as London Stadium played host to special visitors from Richard House Children's Hospice.